Brash Higgins 2015 ‘SHZ’ Shiraz


Made from 18 year old shiraz vines grown at the Omensetter Vineyard. Vinted from hand selected fruit, 25% whole bunch, and sent to open one ton fermenters for 3 weeks. Wild yeast did their job and then it all was basket pressed and sent to a mix of 1-8 year old French hogsheads for 15 months. 2015 in the Vale is considered a strong vintage resulting in balanced wines with power and spice. This the second vintage the SHZ was made entirely at the BH winery.

‘Blood plum in hue, the nose of the Brash 15 SHZ is brooding with black plums, chorizo, blood orange zest, spicy paprika, nutmeg and liquorice. There’s a sweet earthy note that is typical of Omensetter Vineyard’s red clay. The palate is generous, well-balanced and smooth, the tannins integrated, and the finish long with complex, interweaving berry and spice notes.’ – Brad Hickey, Vinitor, 27 November 2016.


Additional information
Harvest date: February 7, 2015 Hand selected
Grower: Brash Higgins-Estate grown on Omensetter
Geology: Red clay loam over limestone
Planted: 1997 double cordon
Viticulture: Organic in conversion
Fermenter type: Open
Cap management: Hand plunged two times daily
Days on skins: 21
Whole bunch: 20%
Time in oak: 15 months
Oak origin: French
Oak age: 15% 1 year, 55% 2-4 year, 30% older
Bottling date July 22, 2016
Closure: Stelvin +
100% Shiraz from Omensetter Vineyard
pH 3.6, TA 6.7 g/l, Alc 14.7%

230 cases 750ml, 375ml bottles of 2013 vintage also available

Price: $39 per bottle, $234 per 6 bottle case

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